We participate, as a club, in many memorial and internment ceremonies for veterans throughout the year. From the Port Orchard Unforgotten Run, to various MIAP honors escorts. Each of us participates as we can, and as we feel so moved to do so. But one that we do, as a chapter, every year, honors one of our own. Its sobering for each of us, in its own way. Some of us knew the man personally, others of us only know him through this ceremony. But it shows the respect we have for our fallen, that rain, or shine, we muster up as one and roll on. In formation as if he was riding with us, to his grave, we roll on to visit our friend and brother.
Spook is gone, but just as our patches remind us to never forget, we shall not. For as we remember our fallen Brother, we also honor the fallen of all our brothers, all our service men and women, on our own Day of Memorial. Rest well now Brother Spook, and all those you have found in the beyond. We’ll raise a glass and toast to you and to all our brothers missing and gone.